STAT – Expanding addiction treatment, embracing the bully pulpit: Jerome Adams on his first year as surgeon general

Earlier this month, Dr. Jerome Adams marked one year as surgeon general — a position nicknamed “America’s doctor.”

The Washington Post – More headaches as Florence’s waters overtake toxic pits and hog lagoons

Even as skies began to clear over North Carolina on Tuesday, concern about environmental damage mounted after days of pounding rain left two dozen hog farms seeping waste, 3.4 million dead chickens and turkeys, widespread mandates to boil drinking water, and workers trying to prevent coal ash waste from leaking out of a landfill.

Huffington Post – Everything you know about obesity is wrong

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.

The Wall Street Journal – Opioid crisis emerges as a dominant campaign theme

In the past four years, the opioid crisis has grown from an afterthought in political campaigns to an important issue in some of this fall’s biggest midterm races, according to television advertising data from Kantar Media/CMAG.

STAT – Rethinking innovation in maternal and child health in Africa: five case studies

The innovation in this case is not a high-tech invention, an attention-grabbing device, or a revolutionary gadget. It began with public health activists asking: How can we transform everyday practices into lifesaving revolutions?